The Confessions of Gabriel Ash


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$19.99  $18.59
Running Wild Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.67 inches | 0.82 pounds

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About the Author

Lee Polevoi has received a Bread Loaf Writers Conference scholarship, as well as a screenwriting fellowship co-sponsored by Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures. His novel The Moon in Deep Winter was used as the basis for a short film screened at the Cannes Film Festival and the New York's Chelsea Film Festival. His short fiction has appeared in Witness, Sonora Review, and elsewhere. A graduate of Amherst College and the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers.


"Lee Polevoi's novel, The Confessions of Gabriel Ash, is the relentlessly truthful story of a person giving his direct testimony of a masked existence. In the Kafkaesque unbearable then and the now of his life as an ambassador, Gabriel Ash cannot claim convictions or loyalties that have meaning, that can ever fully redeem him. Every part of his journey into hell and into lesser hells is extraordinarily compelling because even the most deeply hidden chambers are exposed by his harsh gaze. This excellent novel of conscience places your heart and soul on trial." --Kevin McIlvoy, author of One Kind Favor

"In The Confessions of Gabriel Ash, Lee Polevoi has deftly crafted a tale of international intrigue - a page-turner that leaves you wondering what will happen next. Clearly an accomplished and masterful writer, Polevoi has a particular knack for writing gripping dialogue and bringing his characters to life." --Tara Taghizadeh, Founding Editor & Publisher, Highbrow Magazine

"Ambassador Gabriel Ash--confined to a castle-prison somewhere in a mythical Soviet-bloc nation--records his crazy-like-a-fox views of Cold War diplomacy during war in the Falklands and before the fall of the Berlin Wall. It feels like The Confessions of Gabriel Ash is speaking to us from the front lines of conflicts unfolding on our screens every day." --Michael Pritchett, author of Tania the Revolutionary

"The Confessions of Gabriel Ash is so much more than just the usual Cold War thriller. Lee Polevoi has given us a dark tale, brilliantly told by the diplomat Gabriel Ash himself, of what happens when he finally confronts a lifetime based upon deception and lies." --Mark C. Jackson, author of the series, The Tales of Zebadiah Creed
"This was a captivating and gripping thriller. The themes of communism versus capitalism, perspective, and individuality all played major roles in the story and allowed the setting and tension to play out greatly as the story progressed." --Author Anthony Avina's Blog.